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  • Vegas Play of the Day: Phoenix of the WNBA at Minnesota
    Sept. 28, 2016
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Sept. 26, 2016
    This comes back to bite me plenty, but as a general rule when I’m taking the underdog in games with lines at less than 3 I like to just go with the moneyline. Underdogs that cover the spread often win straight up, too, so let’s see if we can get a little extra bang for the buck.
  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks, not pictured, in the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. It was the longest pass play in franchise history. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    Week 3 NFL best bets and picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
    Sept. 25, 2016
    For the first time since restructuring our NFL handicapping contest to include best bets, two of four competitors are on the same side with their top play. ...
  • Louisville's Lamar Jackson reacts following a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016 in Louisville Ky. Louisville honored their hometown hero Muhammad Ali by placing a butterfly decal on their helmets. Louisville won 63-20.
    College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 4
    Sept. 24, 2016
    Louisville is the hottest topic in college football after scorching Florida State 63-20 last week. Nowhere illustrates the effect of handing the Seminoles their worst conference loss of all-time better than local sports books, where …
  • Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) leaps for the end zone as he's hit by Appalachian State linebacker Kennan Gilchrist (6), defensive lineman Caleb Fuller (51) and defensive back Desmond Franklin (34) during overtime of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 20-13. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
    Vegas Play of the Day: Florida at Tennessee
    Sept. 24, 2016
    More Tennessee players would probably prefer winning an SEC Championship over beating the Gators. But I’m not convinced it’s a vast majority. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: TCU at SMU
    Sept. 23, 2016
    TCU has gone over in each of its first three games, but all of those totals were set at less than 60. I think this is too far of a jump up in large part because I don’t think SMU is going to be able to hold up its end of the bargain.
  • Clemson's Wayne Gallman, left, runs as North Carolina State's Airius Moore, right, pursues Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C.
    Vegas Play of the Day: Clemson at Georgia Tech
    Sept. 22, 2016
    Ready for the most hackneyed piece of analysis you’ll see on this game? This just feels like a spot where Clemson should win going away, by at least two touchdowns. ...
  • Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray celebrates after scoring during the second half in a NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver.
    Vegas pick' em: NFL Week 3 winners against the spread
    Sept. 22, 2016
    A crowd of sports bettors would line up to buy Shane Ray a drink the next time he’s in town. The Denver Broncos linebacker will just need to look out for another group wanting to ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Cardinals at Rockies
    Sept. 20, 2016
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Monday Night Football
    Sept. 19, 2016
    I was originally leaning towards the under in tonight’s Monday Night Football game in Chicago primarily because of turnovers. But the more I think about it the more I expect one or two of those giveaways to lead directly to points, which should push this think up to the 45-50 point range.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (99) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
    Week 2 NFL best bets and picks for the Sun's handicapping contest
    Sept. 18, 2016
    AFC North division rivals that are two of the top seven teams in odds to win the Super Bowl collide in the premier 10 a.m. kickoff today. ...
  • The Rebels take the field as UNLV takes on Jackson State at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.
    Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at Central Michigan
    Sept. 17, 2016
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Central Michigan wide receiver Jesse Kroll (80) catches a pass at the end of a NCAA college football game between Central Michigan and Oklahoma St in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
    College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 3
    Sept. 17, 2016
    What was supposed to happen mostly happened. That doesn’t usually happen in college football. Week 2 concluded as one of the tamer ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Arkansas State at Utah State
    Sept. 16, 2016
    Gamblers often make the mistake of getting too emotional and refusing to consider backing a team after it let them down in a previous game. I’m not going to be guilty of that. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
    Sept. 15, 2016
    It’s important not to overreact to Week 1 results when you’re looking at the Week 2 slate, and tonight’s game seems like a good opportunity to capitalize on books’ overreaction.
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